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  • San Martín, Marta
  • Saracho, Ana I.

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Most patent licensing agreements observed empirically include either per-unit or ad valorem royalties. The theoretical literature generally focuses on per-unit royalties. We provide a simple justification for the presence of ad valorem royalties in licensing contracts.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 284-287

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:284-287

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Keywords: Patent licensing Royalty Cournot duopoly;

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Cited by:
  1. Yair Tauman & Debrapiya Sen, 2012. "Patents and Licenses," Department of Economics Working Papers, Stony Brook University, Department of Economics 12-05, Stony Brook University, Department of Economics.
  2. Niu, Shuai, 2013. "The equivalence of profit-sharing licensing and per-unit royalty licensing," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 10-14.
  3. Arijit Mukherjee, 2014. "Licensing under convex costs," Journal of Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 111(3), pages 289-299, April.
  4. San Martín Lizarralde, Marta & Saracho de la Torre, Ana Isabel, 2012. "Two-part tariff licensing mechanisms," IKERLANAK, Universidad del País Vasco - Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I Ikerlanak;2012-59, Universidad del País Vasco - Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I.

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